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to say that this is the most humble day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james r. and not see. the british law makers grill them over what they knew about the scandal. a dramatic attack interrupt the hearing. -- is due to die in texas tomorrow. it is now one of his victims fighting to save his life. hoping to make a splash, the london olympics. we follow one british athlete training hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. shocked, appalled, ashamed, the words that rupert murdoch used before lawmakers. that was his reaction tuesday phone hacking scandal that has unraveled his empire and sent shock waves through the military -- through the metropolitan police. they apologized for the hurt that was caused but they claimed that they were not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by protesters with a plateful of foam. >> the moment when two of the world's most powerful media moguls, rupert murdoch and his son,, arrived to be held to account for the way that there company invaded the privacy of individuals. >> do you have anything to say about the ph
from the pages of rupert murdoch's newspaper to the walls of parliament. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. -- the tunnel. >> it is countdown for the space shuttle final launch. we hear from one at nasa veteran who was there from the start. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for help for millions affected by drought in east africa. the crisis has been particularly cruel to somalia, kenya, uganda, and ethiopia. more than 300,000 people have walked days to get to the refugee camp in kenya. ben brown has been there for a week. >> among the refugees at this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others, like abdi and his sister, no longer have parents. their father died in somalia's civil war. last month, their mother was killed as well. >> it is better here. back in somalia, there was war. we have no relatives there, so we fled here. we now have a foster mother to look after us. >> in the camp hospital, these children have parent
in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me personally and for the company. >> there were revelations about alleged hijacking of a mobile phone, and of the familie
operates. rupert murdoch currently controls 40% of british newspaper sales. does closing "news of the world," make much difference? >> i suspect that one of his other tabloids will have a sunday edition. i think the extraordinary thing is that we were ever prepared to allow this man to have this kind of control over british life. he has never really bought into this society. he is and i australian who became an american to preserve his media ownership. in america, you have to be an american to own substantial media interests. this is a cancer is pollution of corruption that has been led by this newspaper which appears to have no shame whatsoever and hacking into the mobile phone and messages from the mobile phone of a 13-year-old murder victim. >> this is a man who has been able to quite literally make and break prime ministers of great britain. >> i know exactly how it seems. it came about because mrs. thatcher, i think that she did great things for this country as everyone in america appreciates. i tell you, she fell upon the neck of murdoch because here was a man who believed the same th
by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. -- this could impact the rupert murdoch empire, i am joined by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. what can they say that will reassure shareholders? >> i think shareholders will want to hear that the worst is past. there's a sense among shareholders -- viavoice given rupert murdoch -- they have always given rupert murdoch a bit of a break. there has always been a bit of a murdoch discount thinking he is going to do what he wants to do and do not always what is best for shareholders. they've given him a break because he has a good view long- term of where the company is going. now he and his management team look like a group that is not in front of the news. they continue to get hammered by events. they are not prepared for it. they're constantly reacting. i think shareholders will want to see that the worst is behind them and they have their arms around this and know where it will go from here. >> is there any threat to the murdochs themselves? are their personal reputations so damaged it is now a liability for management? >> there i
do not want to investigate what he has done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable. he stated that "our company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling
on the eve of rupert and james murdoch's highly anticipated appearance before british lawmakers tomorrow. for more about the fallout this is having on the media empire itself, i'm joined by "vanity fair" contributing editorer -- editor sarah, who offered "war at the wall street journal," an account of that newspaper's takeover. thank you for ginning us. -- joining us. how damaging are the latest resignations for the police and british government and given the tangled relationships in all of this, is anybody going to escape from the scandal unscathed? >> i think what you see now is that people really don't think anyone is safe at this point. not ruperred, not james, rebecca brooks arrested, hinson resigned. this is no longer a u.k. problem or u.s. problem. it's a global problem for news corporation and people are beginning to question whether rupert murdoch can stay on his job. >> all eyes are on the hearings tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james are due to give evidence. what can we expect and what's at stake for their business. >> i was just speaking to someone coaching them fo
with experience with cystic fibrosis, and they said the article had been written sensitively. rupert murdoch, still in london, wanted reforms. he, gordon brown, did not. >> when the record as my prime minister -- when my record as prime minister is in, it will show that i refused to support commercial ambitions when i thought they were against the public interest. >> they are facing allegations against the news of the world -- "news of the world." the attack has been pressed home by labour's current leader. the family of milly dowler, whose phone was supposedly hacked. >> i think what the public wants us to do, as the house of commons, is to say that it is not conceivable that robert murdoch could expand his reach in the british media while the issues that happened at news international, the issues of criminality are still being investigated, while there is still news coming out day-by- day. >> this afternoon, the government has said they would back mr. miller band -- milliband. >> in other news, thousands of protestants in northern ireland have been taking part in traditional marches and it
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